"De Passage" is a film inspired by Reef's philosophy of "Just Passing Through," a 20-minute short film about traveling surfers' surreal lives on the road starring Alana Blanchard, Mick Fanning, Luke Davis, Tia Blanco, Rob Machado, Kai Otton, Shane Dorian, Mikala Jones, Taylor Knox, Paige Maddison, and Nick Rozsa.
"De Passage" is the French translation for "Just Passing Through," aptly for a journey that began in the French Polynesian islands of Tahiti where Machado, Blanchard, Dorian, Otton, Rozsa, Sutton, Davis, Blanco and Maddison go slipping through Pacific reef set ups.
The story then sets sail for Bali, where Jones takes the film deep inside the barrel of uncharted archipelago. From there, it's to Australia where three-time world champ Mick Fanning puts his native breaks through the paces before a finale with Taylor Knox in South Africa's chilly lines.
Directed by celebrated film maker, Russell Brownley ("Cancer to Capricorn," "Gum for My Boat") and Reef's Global Creative Director, Mark Tesi, this film speaks to the idea of not waiting for the moments to come to you, but getting out there and going to the important moments in life.